The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a methodology for identifying the most important limiting factor—i.e. constraint—and systematically improving it. It was developed by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, introduced in 1984 book, The Goal. TOC differs from traditional management views, in that traditional methods seek to make improvements throughout the organization. They divide the organization into smaller, more manageable […]
About David TangDavid Tang is an entrepreneur and management consultant. His current focus is Flevy, the marketplace for premium business documents (e.g. business frameworks, presentation templates, financial models). Prior to Flevy, David worked as a management consultant for 8 years. His consulting experience spans corporate strategy, marketing, operations, change management, and IT; both domestic and international (EMEA + APAC). Industries served include Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications, Consumer Products/Retail, High-Tech, Life Sciences, and Business Services. You can connect with David here on LinkedIn.
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Leadership is an important and relevant skill to develop for anyone–across all industries, across all corporate functions, both in and out of the office. Michele Sancricca is uniquely qualified on this topic, having spent several decades as a leader in both the military and corporate worlds. He also published an in-depth 9-module series on Leadership (available on Flevy). […]
Flevy Author Spotlight: Our Interview with World-recognized Change Leader and Flevy Author, Ron Leeman
In 2012, Ron Leeman was awarded the distinguished title of Change Leader by the World HRD Congress. He has led numerous global Change and Project Management initiatives. Ron has also published numerous frameworks on Flevy related to Change, Process, and Project Management. These frameworks are his own, developed through his extensive experience of over 40 years […]
Lean Management has been an area of increasing interest for Flevy customers. As of now, we have over 300 documents related to various Lean concepts and Vishnu Rayapeddi contributed close to 100 of these documents–with a focus on training series. Vishnu is a pioneer of Lean Management, combining the power of Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, and other best-class […]
Mr. Charles Fiaccabrino is one of the most remarkable and impressive people I have crossed paths with. Over the past couple years, I had the distinct pleasure of working with him closely, as we (at Flevy) productized his thought leadership into a sales management methodology known as the Fiaccabrino Selection Process (FSP). Now in his 80s, Mr. Fiaccabrino has […]
Dr. Stephen Sweid is a senior business and management consultant, researcher, and trainer with over 20 years consulting and research experience across a wide spectrum of industries. He brings a unique, global perspective, having worked with many organizations from all over the world, including Europe, the U.S., Middle East, and Far East. He has also published a series of training guides […]
Anthony Gable is an expert in the field of Strategic Planning and is highly effective at both teaching and facilitating the process. He has spent 3 decades specializing in this discipline. Most recently, Mr. Gable has further refined the process through the integration and unification of both old and newer currently accepted strategic planning procedures that […]
We recently had the opportunity to speak with the two co-founders of TheConsultantLounge.com, Laura Woodroof (picture on the right below) and Martina Segerer. TheConsultantLounge is an online and offline community for smart and passionate management consultants who were looking to expand their network and share their experiences across the broader consulting ecosystem. Both Laura and Martina are seasoned consultants with combined […]
Don Schwerzler is arguably the world’s leading expert on family business. In fact, he has been working and advising in this field since 1967, a track record of almost half a century. Don has been published in many leading business magazines, newspapers, and trade magazines. He is also the founder of the Family Business Institute and runs […]
Many companies balk at the idea of implementing ethical supply chain management (SCM), as they only think of increased operating costs. Despite how much executing ethical SCM may affect the bottom line, companies should not immediately reject the idea without doing some research. For example, a recent survey by Software Advice, a supply chain management […]
Note from the Editor: This article is an excerpt from the presentation, Introduction To Strategy Development and Strategy Execution, which is available as a complimentary download. This is a 54-slide PowerPoint presentation introducing 12 business frameworks on Strategy Development and Strategy Execution. The full presentation is also available for preview below in this article. For each […]
Every small business dreams of growing into that $100MM midsize company–and every midsize company dreams of even grander sales. As a company grows, it traverses through distinct stages of growth. In fact, there are specific characteristics that define companies at a each growth stage. Knowing, understanding, and anticipating these characteristics will best prepare any business […]
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